Kitka

FRI, MAR 22
CONCERT HALL

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Kitka

FRI, MAR 22
CONCERT HALL


A woman's vocal ensemble like no other, the critically acclaimed Kitka blends contemporary sensibility with specialized vocal techniques from Eastern Europe that have been distilled over centuries. Using only the pure unaccompanied voice, they create a constantly shifting landscape of beautiful sound.  Kitka has “amazing harmonies…this is the most wonderful singing I have ever heard.” (David Crosby, CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH) They have produced 14 critically acclaimed recordings, and a PBS television special.
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Movie Musical Magic

SAT, MAR 23
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Movie Musical Magic

SAT, MAR 23
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Be ready to tap your feet, clap, and sing along in this effervescent musical theatre revue featuring songs you know and love from your favorite Disney, Pixar, and other classic family movies. This one-hour show is perfect for audiences of all ages and features new songs every year, performed by our JMU musical theatre students. *The 2 pm show is a sensory-friendly performance.
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New Voices In Dance

Featuring JMU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble

FRI-SUN, APR 5-7
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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New Voices In Dance

Featuring JMU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble

FRI-SUN, APR 5-7
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Prepare to be awed by a wonderful and creative performance of dance in this inspiring show featuring JMU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble honoring original choreography by JMU dance majors who are up-and-coming “new voices” in dance. The concert also includes student performances in guest artist and faculty work. 
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Suor Angelica by Puccini

Featuring The JMU Opera Theater

SAT-SUN, APR 6-7
CONCERT HALL

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Suor Angelica by Puccini

Featuring The JMU Opera Theater

SAT-SUN, APR 6-7
CONCERT HALL


Suor Angelica reflects a sentimental tale of tragedy and is Giacomo Puccini's only work written for women’s voices.
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The Birds
A Modern Adaptation Of Aristophanes’ Comedy

By Yvette Nolan

TUE-SUN, APR 9-14
STUDIO THEATRE

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The Birds
A Modern Adaptation Of Aristophanes’ Comedy

By Yvette Nolan

TUE-SUN, APR 9-14
STUDIO THEATRE


In The Birds, acclaimed Indigenous playwright Yvette Nolan has potently adapted Aristophanes’ classic comedy that follows two humans seeking freedom and a better way of life as they travel to the fabled land of birds. Nolan’s adaptation examines the Indigenous / settler relationship and respect for the land with insightful wit and lasting resonance. The guest director is award-winning director, Reneltta Arluk, and features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.
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Boca Tuya

SAT-SUN, APR 13-14
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

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Boca Tuya

SAT-SUN, APR 13-14
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


Don’t miss this extraordinary dance experience! Boca Tuya is the New York-based dance incubator led by acclaimed choreographer Omar Román De Jesús, a 2023 Baryshnikov Arts Center inaugural fellow at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, a 2022 Princess Grace Award winner and a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography. Román De Jesús has a gift for creating captivating works that reflect his cultural heritage while highlighting rhythmic narratives through classical and contemporary dance forms, driven by an inventive movement vocabulary. 

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JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, APR 21
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, APR 21
CONCERT HALL


Revel in the delightful sound of glorious classical music as JMU’s Symphony Orchestra joins the esteemed 2023 School of Music Concerto Competition winners Tyrique Payne, alto saxophone, and Seohyun (Sonia) Park, piano, to bring you a captivating concert. Majors from each of the five areas of the School (woodwinds, brass and percussion, strings, piano, and voice) competed, and two finalists were selected to compete in the finals in February for a coveted spot in this concert. 

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Dance Nation

By Clare Barron

TUE-SUN, APR 23-28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Dance Nation

By Clare Barron

TUE-SUN, APR 23-28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


In Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers in DANCE NATION have more than choreography on their minds, as every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power. The play examines the challenges and triumphs of growing up, coming of age, and finding one’s soul in the heat of it all and interrogates what “womanhood” is, and embodies a powerful release of rage, joy, and liberation. Contains adult language, adult and sexual content. Contains adult language, adult and sexual content.
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Letters Aloud

The Road to Fame

SAT, MAY 4
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Letters Aloud

The Road to Fame

SAT, MAY 4
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Traveling the country since 2014, Letters Aloud has been delighting audiences with thought-provoking, relevant, hopeful, and humorous stories told through the real voices of real people via their personal correspondence. Letters Aloud – The Road to Fame brings together letters from every era that chart the course of luminaries from their humble beginnings to fame and chronicle their achievements and surprising lessons learned. With a core of acclaimed actors, live musical accompaniment, and a dynamic media backdrop, Letters Aloud is guaranteed to inspire!
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